June 30, 2023
A year after taking the secretary post, the agriculture sector continues to be in shambles on a macroeconomic scale under the leadership of President Marcos Jr.
June 16, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration has apparently taken over the reins of the agriculture department at a time of severe food and agriculture crisis, but without much inspiration.
March 23, 2023
Charter change advocates in Congress claim changing the constitution to favor foreign direct investment (FDI) will develop the economy. Yet while foreign capital poured into the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector over the years, its share in the economy has plunged.
March 29, 2022
As we observe the Global Day of the Landless, we take a look at how the Duterte administration totally neglected Philippine agriculture.
June 25, 2021
The economic managers have been using runaway inflation to justify liberalizing rice importation. But government’s obsession with imports liberalization has only worsened the jobs crisis, loss of livelihoods, and farmers’ bankruptcy.
April 26, 2019
Amid government claims of robust economic growth, millions of Filipinos are still unemployed or forced abroad to find work. How do the candidates think the problem of chronic joblessness can be solved?
February 21, 2019
October 2, 2018
Research group IBON said that the Duterte administration’s anti-inflation measures are reckless stop-gap measures that will ironically harm domestic agriculture, displace farmers and fisherfolk, and worsen food insecurity. The group also said that the government should use its vast authority to take much more decisive steps to reduce inflation. President Duterte issued Administrative Order (AO) […]